Your children are the most precious thing in the world to you. You should know who is caring for them.
Meet the Bradleys
Alice and Ed Bradley are the owners of Kyle's Bright Beginnings Learning Center. They are local and active in the center every day, following their passion for meeting the needs of today's families and young children.
A native Texan, Alice earned a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education and Psychology from the University of Texas, El Paso. After teaching in Texas public schools, she branched out to work in adult learning and psychology. Alice holds the internationally recognized Certified Professional in Learning and Performance designation. She has spent 30+ years of her career consulting with corporations and non-profit organizations. Based upon her education and experience Texas Health and Human Services Child Care Licensing Division qualified Alice as a Lifetime Director.
Originally from the Chicago, Illinois area, Ed received an under-graduate degree in Business Administration and an MBA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He then embarked on a successful business career serving in a variety of Executive roles in the automotive industry.
After successful individual careers, and raising their 7 children to adulthood, Ed and Alice decided to combine their passion and skills towards an endeavor that would enable them to give back and create a brighter future for others. This desire led them to acquire Kyle's Bright Beginnings Learning Center in April of 2019.
Meet the KBB Team
Stacey Dees - Director
Stacey is a native Texan, born and raised in Kyle. She has nearly 25 years of childcare experience. She owned her own childcare business for several years, and served as the Director at another childcare center before she joined Kyle's Bright Beginnings Learning Center. She has earned the industry recognized Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, and is recognized by Texas Health and Human Services Child Care Division as a qualified Director.
Stacey has 3 grown children, one of whom is following in her footsteps as a high school teacher . When Stacey is not caring for your children, you might find her cooking/baking or relaxing (dancing) in Gruene.
Gladys Duran - Assistant Director
Gladys has spent her entire career in Childcare. Over the course of over 20 years Gladys has held about every job in a childcare operation. She leveraged her knowledge and experience to obtain her Child Development Associate (CDA) certification in 2013, which enhances her qualifications as Assistant Director. Gladys performs many functions at KBB including teacher coaching and mentoring, Parent relations, procurement, and foodservice operations.
Gladys's husband Gabe is an After-School Teacher at KBB. They reside in Kyle and spend their free time with their dogs Sage and Sasha
Veronica Rodriguez - Administration
Veronica has over 20 years of experience in the childcare field. She began as a teacher and grew into her current role coordinating administrative activities at KBB. She manages enrollments, billing, class rosters, and many other administrative duties. She uses her classroom knowledge and experience to mentor and coach teachers at KBB. Veronica and her husband Daniel reside in Kyle and have 4 children and 2 grandchildren.
Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions.
Earning a job as a Teacher at KBB starts with a passion for children. Once a candidate shows that in an interview, passes a background check and has been trained in First Aid and CPR, they may be offered a spot in our proprietary 90 Day On-boarding Program. They receive 24 hours of Pre-Service Training on the developmental stages and needs of children, then become versed in all KBB and Texas Rising Star policies and processes including classroom management, curriculum development and delivery, food service and safety procedures.
After completing on-boarding, high potential candidates may earn a KBB scholarship to pursue their Child Development Associate (CDA) certification, insuring they have mastered the skills necessary to nurture the emotional, physical, intellectual and social development of children.
We hire, they inspire!